Early Years P-2

Location Profile

The community of Redesdale-Mia Mia Primary School considers itself a family that fosters well-being and embraces diversity.  We strive to develop independent leaders who are globally capable.

We aim to demonstrate our school values of Respect, Relationships and Resilience in daily our practice.

Redesdale Mia Mia Primary School is located 44km from Bendigo, 31km from Kyneton and has been an integral part of the local community for over one hundred years.

We have a current enrolment of 18 students. Staff consists of a Principal, classroom teacher, 0.4 Business Manager and teaching aide (0.5).

We are serviced by a visiting MARC van as well as an Indonesian/Music teacher once per week.

Our school is set in large grounds with room for our students to run and play. We have ample play equipment, a school oval, tennis courts, outdoor seating and the capacity to run a well-resourced outdoor environment and sustainability area.  Inside we have three classrooms, an additional room that is available to the community for projects and meetings, as well as office and withdrawal space for students to work quietly with teachers.We are committed to providing the best educational outcomes for all students and in particular building a strong foundation in Literacy and Mathematics. Each child has a personalised independent learning plan which is developed and reviewed collaboratively with teachers, students and parent/s at our termly 3 Way Conference.

Our broader curriculum includes physical education, art, music, and Indonesian. We work tirelessly to know and understand each child and to ensure they reach their learning potential.

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant curriculum, including the ability to incorporate the teaching of literacy and numeracy skills. Demonstrated experience in responding to student learning needs.

SC2    Demonstrated experience in planning for and implementing high impact teaching strategies, guided by how students learn, and evaluating the impact of learning and teaching programs on student learning growth. 

SC3    Demonstrated experience in monitoring and assessing student learning. Demonstrated experience in using data to inform teaching practice and providing feedback on student learning growth and achievement to students and parents.

SC4    Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the broader school community to support student learning, agency, wellbeing and engagement.

SC5    Demonstrated behaviours and attitudes consistent with Department values. Demonstrated experience in reflecting upon practice and engaging in professional learning to continually improve the quality of teaching.


Core responsibilities include:

- Planning and implementing a range of teaching programs or
courses of study

- Teaching an area of the curriculum or a general curriculum to a
year level

- Monitoring, evaluating and reporting student progress in key
learning areas

- Implementing strategies to achieve targets related to student
learning outcomes

- Maintaining records of class attendance and recording student

- Implementing effective student management consistent with the
school charter.

- Working with a mentor to participate in professional development
planning, implementation and reflection developing a professional

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

- Supervising a range of student activities including support and
welfare programs

- Contributing to a range of co-curricular programs

Who May Apply

For the purpose of the Teacher Graduate Recruitment Program, graduate applicant eligibility is defined as a four-year trained qualified teacher who has completed all course requirements and graduated within the last four years; and not employed as a teacher by the Department at the time of the commencement of the advertised vacancy.  Applicants must also be currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department values diversity and is committed to workforce diversity and equal opportunity in schools and all education workplaces. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.

Program Benefits

Please note that all applications must go through the application steps described on the original position description.